AC/DC (Premium/LE)

Pinside rating

This game received 870 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.549 /10

8.549

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "AC/DC". The group itself ranks #20 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.585

Artwork: 7.784

Sounds/Music: 8.922

Other Aspects: 8.64


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8.486

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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "AC/DC (Premium/LE)".
The other versions are: AC/DC (Pro) (regular version), AC/DC (Pro Vault Edition), AC/DC (Premium Vault Edition)


Found 521 ratings (with comment) on this game

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8.064/10
24 days ago
Great music, and the theme fits the pin well. Loved ringing the “Hell’s Bell.” Found the “devil voice” announcer annoying. Better than average Stern.
7.372/10
25 days ago
I like AC/DC, the band. The pin…its just not fun. The artwork and layout are just a cookie cutting bore. The only thing that salvages this game from the trash bin off history is the Lyman code. But even that isn’t enough to make me want to own it…or play it on location.
7.496/10
61 days ago
I don't listen to too much music or play this machine often, but I got somewhat of a kick out of it. The best way to describe this machine is that you're playing against the devil himself. The machine, much like the devil, will try to play many tricks on you. The best bet is to not let the game do that. Once you get the hang of countering the tricks the game has in store, you should have no problems doing decent on this. However, there's one big problem I have with this machine. As a content creator, I livestream virtual pinball for charity. This machine has had my videos muted or taken down by the Facebook Copyright Police because of the music being copyrighted. I highly advise against streaming or uploading content on this machine for entertainment on social media. If you want to do it however, do so at your own risk. Not even giving credit could save me from having my videos muted, even more so taken down. Nothing ruins a game more than knowing you can't make content off it.
9.500/10
86 days ago
Played this the other night, lots of fun, love the theme and sound, it was awesome.
6.065/10
5 months ago
The game is ok and it's better if you like AC/DC. I don't like how you select a song, I would rather it just play when starting different modes which in some cases it does. The mini PF is pretty boring as well but overall the game has a pretty solid light show IMO. Metallica is the much better game for me if you are looking for a music style pin in this style of music.
7.678/10
5 months ago
very much overrated pin. game code still not finished. if you like the music, yes 10 points! but the rest gets boring very soon. canon makes game slow. not a top 20 pin.
9.004/10
6 months ago
Best music pin that stern made. Also a great playing pinball that is fast with lots to do. Ring the bell and shoot the cannon! Love it!
8.332/10
7 months ago
Bought NIB, fan of the group, I liked it maybe for the musical atmosphere .. but not hooked.
Maybe not understand this game ...
9.100/10
7 months ago
a fan layout by Steve Ritchie but packed with an excellent fun factor and good deep ruleset from lyman.
the music is excellent ans the idea of jukebox a tremendous one.
unfortunately, the art is not as good as gameplay with an awfull photoshop-playfield style
overall, a very good pinball machine with a one more game feeling inside !
9.064/10
8 months ago
I owned this one for about 6 months. Great pin with lots of modes. Not a huge fan of the hell playfield below. Kinda boring. But the rest of the pin is fantastic.
9.100/10
8 months ago
Arguably the most "fun" music pins I have played. Like all music pins, though, if you don't like the band then you're not going to enjoy the game. AC/DC, though, has so many amazing tunes that even casual fans gravitate towards this game.

Thoughts...
Music all the way is amaze-balls... Back in Black, Thunderstruck, Highway to Hell, etc. You find yourself rocking while playing. Only negative is it's missing a few hits that I for one would prefer to add (like Dirty Deeds) over some others like War Machine. This is personal preference of course.
Fun Factor is a given... this game 100% has that fun factor where you just want to keep playing.
Rules... pretty good rule set that allows you to cycle through songs with different objectives. Only downside is inconsistent scoring, especially in the lower playfield. Every song has a champion, though, so if you love Hell Aien't a Bad Place then you can focus on holding that over GC.
Playfield cons ... I've played a few of these in the wild, and including my own, the only infuriating thing is the cannon shot not always registering the hit against the AC/DC lightning standup. It also partially blocks visibility of the right outlane.
Lower Playfield longevity concern... fun additional gimmick to the game, but I wish you could take it out and replace the see-thru cover. This is a longevity issue for the game because of 'clouding' over time and no way to address it without replacing the entire board.

All in all, absolutely fantastic pin that everyone in my home, including kids & guests, are thrilled to play.
6.849/10
10 months ago
Played this at the Texas Pinball Festival the year it was released. Really enjoyed the double play field!!
9.726/10
11 months ago
what a great addition to my collection.Fun everytime sounds are great especially if your an acdc fan.
if you like music pins you will love this one.

pros super fun rockin pin
cons you will want more songs but I dont get tired of the ones I have.
9.200/10
11 months ago
Just picked up this game, a Premium, and I love it… I’m admittedly an AC/DC fan, so the music is easily a 10+ for me.
I enjoy the playfield with multiple ramps, the cannon, and the cool hells bell feature… it’s a great mix of old school with pop bumpers, drop targets, and some newer gimmicks mixed in.
The game is challenging and fun. The lower playfield doesn’t add a ton to the overall playability but this machine is awesome, IMO.

If you see it, play it, if you love loud rock music — I promise you’ll enjoy it.
8.573/10
12 months ago
It's fast and fun
10.000/10
1 year ago
Love, love LOVE.
Looking for one as we speak.
9.324/10
1 year ago
Theme is Amazing. Big AC/DC fan. Love the Luci Artwork. This one is meant to be loud. Uneven scoring for War Machine compels me to play most of the game there rather than just playing and enjoying all the music. Otherwise this pin was incredibly well done. Wish I could buy one NIB still.
8.611/10
1 year ago
Choosing your song makes a big difference in how game scores and need to stick with one song to get a feel for how best to play. Still lots of fun to play. Hitting the bell is sweet and the cannon is cool too, although it takes some practice to time the shot. Can't wait to play it and would love to add it to my collection at some point.
7.128/10
1 year ago
This game again feels cheap and doesn't play very solid. Good theme though.
9.540/10
1 year ago
AC/DC meets pinball to create an amazing experience. The theme and music with this machine is great. The upper playing field you shoot into is different but not over the top cool. Shooting the ball into the jackpot is so rewarding. Artwork is great. I hope to own this machine one day and have a blast playing it every time.
10.000/10
1 year ago
Excellent pin, best band to have a pinball machine. Great shots, great flow, this one is a keeper!
9.900/10
1 year ago
Best pin I have always end up playing it
8.624/10
1 year ago
Went to local pizza place in athens ga to play the game super fun. Great shots and multiball was crazy. A lot of different shots on the game. If I hit the bell I always lost the ball right down the center that is the only problem with the game that I had. Super fun and great sound.
9.832/10
1 year ago
I traded my TMNT pro for this.. was terrified to do it.. but i did. Well.. its a home run. Ritchie kills it again.. wicked ass game. The cannon is amazing.. lower playfield.. game code.. tons of drop targets to hit.. music is epic ( probably helps best concert i went to was in edmonton when there was a thunderstorm in the pooring rain and they started thunderstruck while angus laid on the catwalk spinning in circles doing a solo in a puddle ) Solid.. great.. amazing. game. End of story.
9.336/10
1 year ago
Played this thing it was dressed up so pretty couldn’t help but by it.
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